“Canada hasn’t seen this type of civic mobilization since the Second World War,” Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said to journalists on April 1, urging people across the country to practice physical distancing.
It’s been two months since his remarks so here’s a check-in. Seniors living in long-term care homes account for about 80 percent of COVID-19-related deaths. Rates of gender-based violence and domestic violence have increased by 20 to 30 percent. The unemployment rate hit a record high of 13.7 percent, topping the previous high set in 1982. One-third of closed small businesses aren’t sure they will ever reopen. Crisis Text Line powered by Kids Help Phone has experienced a 350 percent increase in young people reaching out with fears related to COVID-19. I could go on and fill up a page.
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